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How Horticultural Crops Benefit from Diffuse Light and the Mini-Diff V2 Instrument

Do you have a diffused glass and coating on your horticultural lighting application? Synopsys provides an easy solution to measure glass and coating performance and optical properties.

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Posted in LightTools, Optical Scattering Measurements

 

Synopsys Announces 2021 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition Results

We are pleased to announce the winners of Synopsys’ 2021 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition. Our annual competition celebrates exceptional optical design research projects by college students in North America who use Synopsys’ optical software solutions. Meet our 10 winners!

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Posted in Design Competition

 

An Insider View on Designing the Mastcam-Z Camera for the Mars Rover Perseverance

Dr. Blake Crowther, principal engineer for imaging optics in the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group, shares his insights about the objectives, challenges, and most satisfying aspects of designing the zoom camera aboard the Mars rover Perseverance.

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Posted in CODE V, Engineering Services, Featured

 

Taking the Guesswork Out of Optical Properties Characterization: Accurate Scattering Measurements That Optical Engineers Need

Synopsys now offers solutions for measuring the light scattering properties of materials and surfaces. You can measure how light interacts with a given surface or how light behaves in the volume of a solid. You can then simulate the results in LightTools illumination design software.

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Posted in LightTools, Optical Scattering Measurements

 

Employee Profile: Meet Katherine Calabro, LightTools R&D Engineer – Thoughts on Pursuing Optics, Leadership Roles in the Industry, and Balancing Family Life

Meet Katherine Calabro, senior R&D engineer at Synopsys, who works with the LightTools team and specializes in scattering and receiver analysis features. Read about her journey in her optics career, her advice for those getting into the field, and what she does for fun.

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Posted in Employee highlight

 

Join Our Experts at the International Optical Design Conference (IODC)

Join us at the International Optical Design Conference (IODC), beginning June 27. Our staff is presenting several talks during this conference, covering freeform optics, illumination design, and the Mastcam-Z camera on the Mars Rover. Also, visit us at our virtual booth or contact us before for a meeting. Looking forward to the convergence of like-minded folks online!

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Posted in Trade shows and conferences

 

LucidShape CAA V5 Based Software from Synopsys Accelerates Automotive Lighting Design Workflows

Unique capabilities in LucidShape CAA V5 Based version 2021.06 enable designers to explore design forms and styling options with speed and precision. Read more details about this release.

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Posted in Featured, LucidShape, Product features, Releases

 

Q&A with Jannick Rolland, Distinguished Optics Professor and Industry Innovator

We recently had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Jannick Rolland, Brian J. Thompson Professor of Optical Engineering at The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, the Director of the NSF I/UCRC Center for Freeform Optics (CeFO), and the Director of the R.E. Hopkins Center for Optical Engineering. She is a recipient of the OSA Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize and David Richardson Medal. She is also a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the EU Academy of Sciences (EUAS).

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Posted in Industry Interviews

 

Synopsys Delivers Optical Design IP Protection in Latest CODE V Release

CODE V Version 11.5, now available, introduces the CODE V Hidden Lens Module, which makes it easy to collaborate with customers, subcontractors, and suppliers while protecting the valuable intellectual property (IP) behind the lens design. The release also expands CODE V’s built-in intelligence with new lens optimization capabilities, enhanced AI-optimized glass selection, and fast evaluations of freeform surface performance.

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Posted in CODE V, Featured, Releases

 

You Could Win a Cash Award by Entering Your Paper in the Synopsys Student Optical Design Competition – Entering is Easy!

Students, enter the Robert S. Hilbert Student Design Competition by submitting your class paper by June 15. Here are some hints to consider when entering.

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Posted in Design Competition